This mixed-use building for Ottawa Salus Corporation provides 40 apartment units for independent living in a secure well-supervised environment plus the administrative offices for the organization. Salus provides housing and social services for the mentally ill. The site area is 1440 sq.m. The 3178 sq.m building includes 2000 sq.m of studio apartments (40 sq.m each) on 3 upper floors, and 648 sq.m commercial and residential accessory spaces on each of the groud floor and the partially raised basement.
The project cost was $4.3M and provided assisted housing funded under the Action Ottawa program.
Construction on Salus Scott House started in winter 2005, and the building was occupied in the fall of 2006.
The building uses a range of sustainable design measures including:
brownfield site redevelopment
energy conservation (CBIP and DAP compliant) with high efficiency envelope and HVAC
Low water and maintenance landscaping
Heat recovery ventilation
High efficiency lighting
Low VOC finishes
Occupant control of ventilation and lighting including operable windows, and views to the exterior for all office space